Sacramento

I rarely share photos of the signs we get.. but wanted to share the one above. It was the night before her birthday. A night Tony and I should have been planning ways to show her our love for her.. Instead she sent us her love.. some from Mommy and some for Daddy.

Our birthday trip minus the birthday girl.

She was born in Sacramento. It is a great town with so much to do for our aged kids. We missed her.. terribly.. but we made memories with our living babies while we grieved the one missing.

A giant yellow bridge near our hotel. We explored the whole area.
A giant yellow bridge near our hotel. We explored the whole area.
brothers
brothers
They have a impressive train museum.
They have a impressive train museum. This was waiting to get on a real train!
On the train
On the train
Wearing a volunteers hat!
Wearing a volunteers hat!
Jonathan wanted to take out picture and Nicholas ran over to be in it. My favorite picture of us and Nicholas.
Jonathan wanted to take our picture and Nicholas ran over to be in it. My favorite picture of us and Nicholas to date.
My fellas!
My fellas!
We found a huge park
We found a huge park
If only a wisher could really work.
If only a wisher could really work.
A lot of time on this trip I was bitter that we didn't get more time.. That we never got the promised honeymoon period. I saw reminders of how it could have been everywhere. .. Handicap entrance to the pool.. Jonathan gravitating to the handicap swing. .. I wish I had gotten the time.
A lot of time on this trip I was bitter that we didn’t get more time.. That we never got the promised honeymoon period. I saw reminders of how it could have been everywhere. .. Handicap entrance to the pool.. Jonathan gravitating to the handicap swing. .. I wish I had gotten the time.
We each got chances to snuggle in bed with each other.
We each got chances to snuggle in bed with each other.
They found heart shaped leaves
They found heart shaped leaves
We stayed out late one night.. The kids loved begin out in the dark
We stayed out late one night.. The kids loved being out in the dark

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A place called Fairytale land! They got to run and be free. While waiting for them I noticed name plaques on the benches.. Kids.. disturbingly comforting.. I said their names.
A place called Fairytale land! They got to run and be free. While waiting for them I noticed name plaques on the benches.. Kids.. disturbingly comforting.. I said their names.
My daughters.. one in my arms and one in a symbol
Tony lost the keys. He had to go back to find them. I made him take a pic afterwards since its ALWAYS me that does that!
Tony lost the keys. He had to go back to find them. I made him take a pic afterwards since its ALWAYS me that does that!
XOXOXO
XOXOXO
We went to a art place...They had everything you could imagine.. paint,.. dress up.. blocks... clay.
We went to a art place…They had everything you could imagine.. paint,.. dress up.. blocks… clay.
We found Nicholas' twin in the puppet area
We found Nicholas’ twin in the puppet area
Outside they had baby doll baths. She is a mini mommy.. a mini Jennifer. She loves baby dolls.
Outside they had baby doll baths. She is a mini mommy.. a mini Jennifer. She loves baby dolls.
He painstakingly and proudly painted every inch of his paper
He painstakingly and proudly painted every inch of his paper
Had to shop here. .. They made Nicholas put on a shirt!
Had to shop here. .. They made Nicholas put on a shirt!
This was waiting for us when we got home.
This was waiting for us when we got home.
No caption needed.. For the rest of our lives. . this is us.
 For the rest of our lives. . this is us. This is what childhood cancer does 7 times a day .

Forever you will be missed.

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…until there is a cure…

21 Responses to “Sacramento”

  1. Might I add… I can’t help but notice in the picture of the kids where you stayed out late…. I see a J L K in the background. J the pole and the other metal large horizontal over the road street sign holder, L the same pole and the same over the road street sign holder but going the other way (L) and the K the bridge in the background….

  2. Love Sacramento (we are just a little south of it), love the signs from her, love that Nicholas doesn’t wear a shirt, and love your sweatshirt! I can’t wait for the Glitter Shop to open.

    I am glad you made memories and were able to celebrate her day, even though she wasn’t with you. Jennifer is proud of her family, I am sure, and all of the hard work you are doing, both for her siblings and for Unravel.

  3. I know you know this…I don’t need to tell you…but it is so unfair and I am so sorry! I will be right by your side fighting this fight. #love4jlk and the Kranz Family ALWAYS!!

  4. Thankyou so much for sharing with all of us. I love you all. I love Jenniferm We all love you and Jennifer so very much. Im so happy she sent you signs. Letting you know she’s there. LOVE4JLK♡ FOREVER 6.

  5. Thank you for sharing some of the signs from Jennifer with us. It makes them seem real, like it isnt just a mind game we play on ourselves. I appreciate your willingness to share.

    Hugs to you all.

  6. I love seeing the ways you incorporate Jennifer with your living family, and how you find ways for your living children to continue to remember her. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures. I can see so much love in them and each photo tugged at my heart in different ways. Baby Charlotte kissing her baby dolls, they are such sweet children. The Wizard of Oz photo stuck out of course, and it speaks volumes. Sending love and doing what I can to spread awareness, as most people don’t know the statistics as well as be “blind” to the ways cancer research is not being properly funded. I continue to read your posts and send support from across the country.

  7. I’ve been following your story since Jennifer was first diagnosed (I was originally asked to pray for your family by Elizabeth Krainman). I have a 6 year old son and a 4 year old daughter…. I can only imagine and I know that my imagination cannot even come close to how you must feel. My heart has broken for you and sent prayers out to your family many many times. Sacramento is my home town. We live about 20 miles from there now….but we take our kids to all those places you mentioned. It is so weird when you follow a story but then that family becomes so much more real when they are in a setting you recognize. I’m sending you many prayers of healing. I do believe in signs….I get them from my mom all the time and they could just not come from anywhere else. Believe that she is with you always.
    Hugs,
    Kd

  8. Beautiful children and beautiful pastel wreaths awaiting you on your return. If you come out again, we’d love to join you. These are our stomping grounds. I love the crooked mile! Glad you found such an amazing way to celebrate Jennifer’s birthday, for them, because of her.

  9. Your pictures are adorable- the Wizard of Oz picture is heartbreaking. Im glad your family had a nice trip. Happy Birthday Jennifer- fly high with the angels. LOVE4JLK always.

  10. Thank you for sharing, I smiled, I laughed, I cried, and my heart broke with the missing little girl in the picture. xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  11. Thank you for sharing these memories. Jennifer you do so great at reminding mummy, daddy, your brothers and your sister just how much you love them. Keep those signs coming beautiful girl

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